Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation centre

J.RaistenskisHead of The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre: Juozas Raistenskis, Prof., M.D.
Tel. +370 5 2 720 317

The Children’s Hospital medical rehabilitation services are provided by two separate clinics – The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic located at Children’s Hospital in Vilnius (Santariškių g. 7) and the Children’s Rehabilitation Clinic Saulutė, located in the town of Druskininkai (Vytauto g. 2).

Both are modern clinics and offer a full range of physical therapy, massage, and speech therapy services as well provide staff psychologists. A fully up-to-date modern occupational therapy unit is equipped with “independent living accommodation” equipment. This special purpose designed equipment enables patients to regain autonomy while performing individually tailored activities according to interests, hobbies and age.

The Centre is organized and run using practices and standards of similar clinics found in the U.S.A., Canada, Germany, Spain and Poland at which our staff have interned and acquired direct and beneficial experience.

Utilizing both modern methods and facilities, the Centre continues to perform research activities and acts as a teaching resource for the training and development of new professionals in the field of physical rehabilitation medicine.

The Saulute Children’s Rehabilitation Clinic in Druskininkai

The Saulute Clinic was originally founded in 1953 in the resort town of Druskininkai. Presently this branch of the Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Department can accomodate and simultaneously treat up to 300 patients, ranging from 1.5 to 18 years of age.

Relying on naturally occuring substances in the local environment, such as richly pine scented air, spring fed mineral waters, and therapeutic mud, treatment methods are targetted to tone, bolster and enhance the child’s body’s resistance to disease, thereby preventing or reducing the incidence of disability.

The Clinic treats children suffering from musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive and nervous system disorders as well as skin, ear, nose and throat and eye diseases. The experienced staff include physical therapists, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and children’s nurses. The staff also includes specialist medical professionals in the fields of physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatrics, child neurology, psychiatry, orthopaedics and traumatology, in addition to others.


Head of The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department: Romualdas Sinkevicius
Manager of The Saulute Children’s Rehabilitation Clinic in Druskininkai: Rima Pikuniene

2018 04 20

Paediatrics emergency, intensive care and anaesthesiology centre

V.ZilinskaiteHead of the Centre: Virginija Zilinskaite, Assoc. Prof., M.D.
Tel: +370 5 272 0571

The Centre is Comprised of:

* The Emergency Department
* The Paediatric Intensive Care Department
* The Paediatric Anaesthesiology Department and Operating Theatre

About the Centre

An independent children’s anaesthesiology department was originally founded in 1978. Currently, operations are performed in eight modern, re-equipped operating theatres which adhere to European and international standards.

The Centre has a likewise modern post-operative care ward. Following an operation, patients are typically placed under observation a full 24 hours.

Procedures and analysis are carried out in a series of well equipped procedural/examination rooms.

The anaesthesiologists – reanimatologists, aneasthesia and intensive care nurses, along with resident doctors and other staff working at the Centre perform over 8,000 anaesthesia procedures annually.

Thanks to the First Children’s Intensive Therapy Subdivision Valerijus Karmanovas initiative, during the 1985-1991 period, the Paediatric Intensive Care Department services were extended to include blood clearance and renal replacement therapy procedures. Presently, blood clearance and renal replacement therapy procedures are carried performed daily.

Residents are taught at the Centre and there are ongoing courses to improve the abilities of both doctors and nurses. Scientific research is performed at the Centre and focuses on children’s poly-trauma, severe sepsis and septic shock, renal replacement therapy, extracorporeal detoxification and children’s asneasthesia complications.

Ongoing exchange of information and sharing of expertise with foreign doctors has had a very significant impact for both doctor anaesthesiologists-reanimatologists and as well as for anaesthesia and intensive care nurses.


Head of The Intensive Care and Anaesthesiology Centre: Virginija Zilinskaite
Head of The Paediatric Intensive Therapy Department: Vilmanta Burokiene
Head of The Paediatric Anaesthesiology Department and Operating Theatre: Vidunas Daugelavicius

Paediatrics Centre

Head of the Centre:  Odilija Rudzevičienė, Prof., M.D., PhD.
Tel: + 370 249 24 16

The Centre is Comprised of: 

* The Children’s Infectious Disease Department
* The Paediatrics Department
* The Children’s Neurology Department
* The Children’s Pulmonology and Allergology Department

About the Centre

The Centre provides secondary and tertiary level services. Renal, rheumatic and heart diseases, as well as children with somatic problems are treated using modern techniques. The first Children’s Sleep Disorders laboratory was established in the Children’s Neurology Department in 2009. This Department also treats neurological diseases, development disorders and mental illness.

The Children’s Infectious Disease Department treats over 2,000 in-patients annually. Here information about rotavirus is collected for EuroRotaNet.

In the Children’s Pulmonology and Immunology Department  treats children with atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, food allergies. Also, as children respiratory illnesses are quite common, the Centre treats over 2,500 children annually.

The main task of the Department is to provide the highest level of specialized pulmonology and allergology inpatient and out-patient health care services for children utilizing the most modern medical methods and equipment available.

Among all the Centres, at the Children’s Hospital, The Paediatrics Centre has the largest complement of medical doctors. The physician staff are constantly preparing academic work, publishing science articles, participating in various scientific conferences and taking advantage of internships abroad.


Head of the Paediatrics Department Skirmante Rusoniene, M.D., Ph.D.
Head of the Children‘s Neurology Department Ruta Praninskiene, M.D., Ph.D.
Head of the Children’s Infectious Disease Department Inga Ivaskeviciene, M.D., Ph.D.
Head of the Children’s Pulmonology and Allergology Department Rimvydas Ivaskevicius, M.D., PhD.

2019 07 15

Paediatric Otolaryngology Department

V_SakalinskasHead of the Paediatric Otolaryngology Department: Virgilijus Sakalinskas, M.D., Ph.D.
Tel: +370 52 720 572

The Department of Paediatric Otolaryngology is currently the only multidisciplinary ENT Department in Lithuania providing both scheduled and emergency otolaryngological care.
In addition to having 20 beds, the Department has a hearing test lab and well equipped consultation/examination areas.

Every year over 6,000 children from all over Lithuania are examined here. In-patient, scheduled treatments are provided for over 2,000 patients suffering from various diseases of the middle and inner ear, nose and paranasal sinuses, as well as the pharynx and the larynx. Each year, over 2,400 operations are performed.

The Department utilizes many modern diagnostic and treatment methods, including a computerized video endoscope system with full image storage and retrieval capabilities.
This system is also used in determining both preoperative and postoperative patient status, disease monitoring as well as treatment outcomes.


Head of the Department: Virgilijus Sakalinskas
Hearing Lab Audiologist: Inga Julija Sruogiene

Paediatric Ophthalmology Department

S.IgnotieneHead of The Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology: Salomeja Ignotiene, M.D.
Tel. +370 52 697 228

The Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology utilizes the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques and state-of-the art equipment, including diagnostic and surgical
microscopes and modern ultrasound (both A and B modes), ophthalmic fundus photography and computer based diagnostics.

In addition, the department boasts the only wide-field digital imaging system (RetCam II) found in the Baltic States.

The department also operates a teaching program for residents training in the specialty of paediatric ophthalmolgy and care of children`s eye problems.

Center for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology


Head of the Centre: Ass. Prof. Jelena Rascon, M.D., Ph.D.
Tel: + 370 5 232 8703

About the Centre

Center for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (CPOH) is the biggest paediatric oncology and haematology centre in Lithuania and the Baltic region. It was established in 1981 as a department of Pediatric Hematology.  Initially pediatric cancer care was limited to childhood leukemias. Since 1994 childhood solid tumors have been treated as well. Currently children with all types of pediatric cancers, rare non-malignant blood disorders, severe immune deficiencies and selected metabolic diseases are treated.

In February of 2002, the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant program was launched. More than 220 bone marrow transplants (autologous and allogeneic, including transplantations from unrelated donors) have been performed.

Over the last three decades a tremendous progress was achieved in treatment outcome – overall survival of children treated for cancer increased from almost zero to 80 percent (Fig.?? „Overall survival“). This is in range with the best achievable cure rate in other European countires. The rise in cure rate was a result of close collaboraiton of a multidisciplinary team of pediatric oncologists and hematologists, pediatric surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, radiotherapists, rehabilitation specialists etc. All basic and advanced diagnostic (imaging, radiology guided biopsy, pathology, molecular diagnostics) and therapeutic (multimodal chemotherapy, immune therapy, specialised paediatric surgery, radiotherapy, haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, cell therapy, cryopreservation of reproductive tissues to preserve fertility) are in place to ensure the high quality of care.

Since 2017 CPOH has become a member of the European reference network (ERN) in of Paediatric Cancer (ERN PaedCan,, Paediatric Transplantation (ERN TransplantChild, and Rare Blood Disorders (ERN EuroBloodNet,, demonstrating high quality of patient care and offering diagnostic and treatment facilities to children affected with cancer in the Baltic region and adjacent countries.

Digital solutions enables virtual review of images, pathology slides and video-consultations. CPOH provides paediatric haematopoietic stem cell transplantation services and cell therapies for Lithuanian children and foreign citizens. Replacement therapy with recombinant coagulation factors and enzyme replacement therapy for metabolic disorders (Gaucher disease, mucopolysacchridosis typr VI) are available. The families are offered immune therapy including check-point inhibitors and dendritic cell vaccination. All children with a newly diagnosed haemophilia are enrolled in prospective clinical trial exploring efficacy of recombinant factors in children in a regular prophylaxis. The quality of patient care was recogneized by the international professional community – in 2015 CPOH was recognized as European Haemophilia Comprehensive Centre (successfully reaccredite in 2018).

At the moment 16 biomedical research projects (including international academia-driven clinical trials, industry-sponsored phase III clinical trials and fundamental studies) have been running at CPOH. Active rectuitment of  patients into academic clinical trials (acute lymphoblastic leukemia NOPHO ALL 2008, Ewing sarcom EWING2008, low and intermediate neuroblastoma LINES) resulted in improved survival. The high scientific activity is related to the close collaboration with the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology such as attendance and organization of educational events, active participation in working groups, partitipation in common clinical trials. The research and networking activities are being expanded using collaborative platforms provided by the ERNs.


Head of the Center for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology ass. prof. Jelena Rascon,

Center administrator Rasa Vaiciuniene

Project coordinator Rasa Austrotiene

Head of The Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Sigita Stankeviciene
Senior physicians: dr. Grazina Kleinotiene (specialist in metabolic disorders)

Paediatric oncologists and haematologists: Indre Tamuliene, Sonata Saulyte-Trakymiene, Vilma Rutkauskaite, Igne Kairiene, Rolanda Nemaniene (specialist in transfusiology), Natalija Sestel (out-patient clinic)

Coordinating nurse: Dale Malinauskiene

Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit:

Senior physician: Goda Vaitkeviciene

Transplant team: pediatric oncologists Ramune Pasauliene, Audrone Muleviciene

Data manager: Rasa Vaiciuniene

Chief nurse: Bozena Mackevic

European Haemophilia Comprehensive Centre

Paediatric oncologist and haematologist specialist in hemostasis dr. Sonata Saulyte-Trakymiene (head), Rolanda Nemaniene

Research and coordinatiin nurse Ana Urbanoviciene

Contact for patients and families,

2018 04 20


Neonatology Centre

A.LiubsysHead of the Centre: Arunas Liubsys, M.D., Ph.D.
Tel: +370 272 01 67

The Centre is Comprised of: 

* The Newborn Department
* The Newborn Intensive Therapy Department

About the Centre

Neonatology Centre was originally established as a clinic in 1991. The Centre now serves all of Lithuania. Specially trained teams, equipped with unique and modern transport equipment, safely and efficiently bring newborns from across the country quickly to the Centre.

The Centre provides emergency care for newborns. A wide range of specialists ranging from neonatologists, opthalmologists, cardiologists and child development specialists as well as others, are all on hand for the consultation and treatment of patients.

Some of the Neonatology Centre’s main scientific research areas include foetal and newborn cardiology and intensive therapy of newborns, among others.

The Centre’s staff are constantly upgrading and improving their professional skills. They also organize and present at various international and Lithuanian science conferences. Medical students from Vilnius University as well as students from Vilnius College both study at the Centre.


Head of The Newborn Department: Rimute Vaitkeviciene
Head of The Newborn Intensive Therapy Department: Rasa Garunkstiene, M.D., Ph.D.

2018 04 20

Consultative Outpatient Department, Santariskiu str. 7, Vilnius

M_GalinaHead of the Department pediatrician Halina Mikso, MD
Tel: +370 5 249 2456

About the Department

The Children’s Consultative Outpatient Department provides emergency aid for children up to 18 years of age. The Department provides services using the latest diagnostic and outpatient treatment methods.

When arriving at the Outpatient Department will need to bring a personal document and have a medical referral. The document must be valid for 60 days. If you do not have a committal, you will have to pay for a consultation. The list of paid personal health care services is approved by the Lithuanian Ministry of Health.


Specialist in endoscopy
Specialist in echoscopy
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon physician
Children’s diseases physician
Orthopaedic traumatologist

2021 11 11

Children’s Surgery, Orthopaedic and Traumatology Centre

Head of the Centre: Gilvydas Verkauskas, Assoc. Prof., M.D.
Tel: +370 5 272 0596

The Centre is Comprised of:

* The Children’s Surgery Department
* The Children’s Orthopaedics and Traumatology  Department

About the Centre

The main task of the Children’s Surgery, Orthopaedic and Traumatology Centre is to provide the highest level of specialized surgery and urology, orthopaedic and traumatology treatment for both in-patient and out-patient children patients by utilizing the latest in modern methods and equipment.

The Orthopaedics and Traumatology  Department  treats children under the age of 18 years of age for serious injuries (trauma, orthopaedics, plastic surgery and neurosurgery). The orthopaedics and trauma specialists maintain a strong reputation throughout Lithuania as well as abroad.

The Neurosurgery Section performs complex operations for patients with brain injuries, vertebral fractures and congenital malformations. In 2009, the very first facial and cranial, frontal part correction operation in Lithuania was performed by a team headed by the neurosurgeon Gintaras Migauskas on a one year old boy.

The medical doctors  have all participated in various training courses and earned qualifications in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, France, Poland and Latvia. They have also presented scientific papers in numerous international conferences in Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, France, Austria, China and South Africa.

The Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department maintains close ties with various Lithuania-American charities and support organizations, such as the “Lithuanian Children’s Hope”.

Medical students from Vilnius University as well as students from Vilnius College both study at the Centre. Various scientific work is also carried out at the Centre.


Head of the Children’s Surgery Department Arūnas Strumila, M.D, Ph.D.
Head of the Children’s Orthopaedics and Traumatology  Department Giedrius Bernotavičius, M.D., Ph.D.

2021 02 05